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Council quoted in AP coverage of supplemental spending bill

In its coverage of the supplemental spending bill recently passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Associated Press included a mention of the $10 million Salary Reserve for low-paid human service workers and included a quote from Providers' Council President/CEO Michael Weekes. 

An excerpt from the coverage reads:

Lawmakers also heeded a call from human services advocates to provide raises to more than 30,000 direct care workers who have not received a pay raise in at least three years. The bill would create a $10 million fund to support raises for workers who earn less than $40,000 a year.

"We are grateful to the Legislature for funding the Salary Reserve for some of the lowest paid employees in the state, many of whom are living paycheck-to-paycheck and struggling to make ends meet," said Michael Weekes, president and CEO of the Providers Council, which represents human service agencies around the state.

Read the full article on boston.com.